Hello, and welcome to the Emerging Writers’ Festival. That’s right – you’ve found exactly where the festival will be taking place from 16 June – 23 June! Whether you’re on public transport, on your couch with a pet or checking this out on a lunch break, you’re already a festival attendee by joining us here.
WHAT IS A DIGITAL FESTIVAL? HOW DO I ATTEND?
Emerging Writers’ Festival will be presented entirely online here to challenge what a traditional festival can look like. The festival is accessible anywhere, anytime by anyone with an internet connection.
By doing this, we break down barriers to access, transcend geographic boundaries and bring writers together in an online community, no matter where they’re joining from.
Unlike a regular literary event where you purchase a ticket and arrive at a certain time and location, our events are all online, <meaning you don’t even have to leave your home to attend. Bonus! Events such as our Webinars and Livestreams will involve tuning in online at a particular time, but many events such as Meme Girls and our interactive digital projects can be accessed at any time throughout the festival dates.
OKAY GREAT, SO HOW DO I STAY IN THE LOOP?
Everyday throughout the festival, we’ll send out a Daily Edit: an update sent straight to your inbox of what’s on each day. It’ll have the events and projects you can get involved with, as well as writing prompts for our Daily Write In so you can get motivated to share your work, word counts, wins and woes with us and in our Discord Channel.
Make sure you sign up here to get these Daily Edits so we can keep in touch during EWF.
DISCORD – JOIN THE CONVERSATION DAILY!
Discord is where a lot of the daily conversations will take place between the attendees during EWF. It’ll essentially be a free reign group chat between our EWF friends while the festival is on. You’ll be able to join our general chat or use the Daily Write In chat to submit your words. Make sure you read our Community Guidelines on our Discord as the chat won’t be monitored 24/7, but we welcome you to use it as a space to network, chat about the events and connect with a community of like-minded digital storytelling champs.